June 12 in Pop Culture History
|June 12th is…
National Loving Day
Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Peruvian Hairless Dog Day
National Red Rose Day
1790 – A ‘Red Globe’ was being reported by many people flying over France.
1849 – A gas mask “inhaler or lung protector” was patented (#X006529) by Lewis Phectic Haslett of Louisville, Ky.
1899 (Tornado) New Richmond, Wisconsin
1906 – Sound movies were patented (#823,022) by John Ballance.
1913 – John Randolph Bray exhibited the first animated cartoon, a movie called The Artist’s Dream (aka The Dachsund) in which a dog ate sausages until he exploded.
1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York.
1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1965 #1 Hit June 12, 1965 – June 18, 1965: The Supremes – Back In My Arms Again
1967 – The US Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declared all US state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1971 #1 Hit June 12, 1971 – June 18, 1971: The Honey Cone – Want Ads
1972 – Fast food restaurant chain Popeyes was founded in Arabi, Louisiana.
1979 – Cyclist Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel, powered solely by human power.
1987 – Predator and The Witches of Eastwick were released in theaters
1987 – “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” – Ronald Reagan, referring to the Berlin Wall.
1992 – Housesitter debuted in theaters
1998 – Geraldo ended (syndicated show)
1998 – Can’t Hardly Wait, Six Days, Seven Nights and Dirty Work were released in theaters
1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her Los Angeles, California home.
1997 – Queen Elizabeth II reopened the Globe Theatre in London.
1999 #1 Hit June 12, 1999 – July 16, 1999: Jennifer Lopez – If You Had My Love
1999 – The Style Network made its debut.
2015 – Jurassic World and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl debuted in theaters